Wednesday, February 08, 2023

The road into Fahy Cemetery in West Mayo has been branded ‘a disgrace’.

Erris-based Cllr Gerry Coyle made the remark at a recent meeting of the Westport-Belmullet Municipal District when he proposed that council management find out who owns the road, so it can be taken in charge by the local authority.

Prior to the meeting, councillors Christy Hyland, Brendan Mulroy, John O’Malley and Peter Flynn attended the launch of the enhancement works carried out by Fahy Village Enhancement Scheme at Fahy New Cemetery. The councillors commended the great work being done but said the road is in poor condition.

“That road is a disgrace to Mayo County Council. If there was a funeral there you wouldn’t know if it was a hearse or boat you’d need to get into it. They will need to put lifeguards on duty with some of those potholes,” Cllr Coyle said.

The manager of the district, Padraic Walsh, said the council could apply for Local Improvement Scheme funding and take the road in charge as it is currently a private road.

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